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Zinc could be the answer to the common cold »

People who begin using zinc lozenges, tablets or syrup at the first signs of a common cold are more likely to get well faster, researchers reported Tuesday. But the new findings probably won't be the last word on the issue, which has been the subject of debate since the idea was first proposed in 1984. Since that time, 18 studies have [...]

King of Thailand general condition good »

The King of Thailand general condition is good after his team of physicians diagnosed a lung infection and fever and administered appropriate medications, according to the latest report from the Royal Household Bureau. The bureau said that the Thai monarch developed fever Sunday evening and his medical team diagnosed a lung infection after [...]

Could Shrimp Save the Planet? »

Scientists in China have reportedly found a new use for shrimp - developing a catalyst from shrimp shells which could aid production of biodiesel fuel. In a world increasingly concerned with global warming, there is a growing turn towards more renewable sources of energy. Xinsheng Zheng and colleagues in China have noticed the importance of [...]

Residents of Tokyo has new way of fighting burglars »

Tokyo (Reuters) - A Tokyo district plagued with burglaries has turned to planting flowers to beautify its streets and help stamp out crime. "'Operation Flower' began about three years ago. By planting flowers facing the street, more people will be keeping an eye out while taking care of the flowers or watering them," said Kiyotaka Ohyagi, a [...]

New hope for Chinas’ polluted cities »

New hope for Chinas’ polluted cities

A new skyscraper that is being constructed in Guangzhou in southern China is being heralded as a change of direction for China's green credentials. The 310m Pearl River Tower is going to be off the electricity grid of China, in one of it's most polluted cities, and will be run on a combination of wind turbines, solar panels and fuel cells. The [...]

Sri Lankan army to protect civilians »

From Good News Stories.... The Sri Lankan Government has announced an end to combat operations against the Tamil Tiger rebels and instructed the army to stop using heavy weapons and aerial bombardment that could harm civilians caught in the conflict zone. A statement issued by the office of the Sri Lankan President, Mahinda Rajapaksa, last [...]